Grin and wear it!

We’ve all heard the saying ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ but what is the ‘picture’ you present of yourself saying about you?

Whether you’re dressing for work or getting ready to party, are you leaving home feeling great – or are you just not sure you’ve got it right?

With a corporate background as a matrimonial solicitor herself, personal stylist Hayley Eleanor Smith is passionate about helping busy working women solve their clothing and wardrobe dilemmas. And she’ll be joining the Girls Around Town next weekend to explain how developing your own style and image makes it easy to go to your wardrobe and put together the perfect outfit for every occasion.

“We’re all busy with work, family and other commitments – there’s enough stress in life without worrying about what to wear as well!” says Hayley. “Some women always seem to know what suits them and looks good. But others need a little help and guidance, to learn how to make the most of their natural attributes by putting together outfits that are comfortable, contemporary and functional for everyday life.”

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday when she gives June and Sue an insight into the difference that identifying your personal style and understanding what works for you – and what doesn’t! – can make to that picture you present.

If you want to put an end to those ‘wardrobe wobbles’, to feel confident you’re getting it right, you’ll want to hear what Hayley has to say…

Gynae cancers – spotting the signs and minimising the risks

Almost everyone knows someone someone affected by breast cancer. And thousands of us help raise funds for research by running or walking in honour of those we’ve lost.

But did you know that, in the UK alone, over 21,000 women are diagnosed with one of the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval – every year?

And sadly, 21 women lose their battle each day…

In the second hour of next week’s show, the Girls Around Town will be joined by guests Cherry Davis and Dr Suha Deen to talk about the importance of raising awareness of these cancers and how spotting the signs early can help save lives.

Cherry will be sharing her own story, from diagnosis through to recovery, while Dr Deen – a gynae cancer specialist based at Notttingham University Hospital – will be explaining why early diagnosis is vital and giving her perspective on some of the ways to minimise the risks.

Earlier in the show, there’ll be more wellbeing advice from Fiona who’ll be encouraging everyone to ‘slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat’ this summer…

We’re all aware of the damaging effects of strong sun these days. But it seems we’re getting so good at avoiding the sun that vitamin D levels (made in our bodies when we’re exposed to sunlight) are much lower than in the past.

Did you know, for example, that an estimated 40 per cent of children now have vitamin D levels below the recommended amount?

Tune in or listen online from 10am next Sunday to hear Fiona talking about why you need to build up a good store of vitamin D over the summer and sharing her tips on how to do just that, without risking your skin.